1988 in animation
Events in 1988 in animation.
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- January 10: In The Simpsons short Grampa and the Kids Grampa Simpson makes his debut.
- January 17: The first episode of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh airs, produced by the Walt Disney Company.
- April 11: 60th Academy Awards: The Man Who Planted Trees by Frédéric Back wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
- April 16:
- April 30: Todd Haynes releases Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, a mockumentary about singer Karen Carpenter acted out in stop-motion with Barbie dolls. In 1990 Haynes is sued by Richard Carpenter and the movie withdrawn from distribution. .
- June 6: Donald Wildmon, head of the American Family Association, accuses the episode The Littlest Tramp of Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures, which was broadcast a year earlier, of depicting cocaine use. In reality he misinterpreted the scene out of context, but the controversy eventually leads to the cancellation of the series by 22 October.
- June 22: Robert Zemeckis' Who Framed Roger Rabbit is released, which marks the debut of Roger Rabbit, Jessica Rabbit, Benny the Cab and Baby Herman. The feature film will create a revival in public interest for the Golden Age of American animation, which will benefit many upcoming animated feature films and television series.
- July 16: Akira is released, which will later become a cult classic and largely be responsible for breaking the popularity of anime outside Japan in the rest of the world.
- September 6: The first episode of Count Duckula is broadcast.
- September 12: The first episode of Denver, the Last Dinosaur airs.
- September 17: The first episode of Garfield and Friends airs, based on the comic strip Garfield.
- October 3:
- October 17: The first episode of Oishinbo is broadcast.
- October 20: The first episode of Charlie Chalk airs.
- October 29: The Michael Jackson film Moonwalker is released direct-to-video, featuring claymation in some scenes, produced by Will Vinton.
- November 18:
- November 20: In The Simpsons short The Bart Simpson Show Itchy and Scratchy make their debut.
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- January 30: Homer Brightman, American animation screenwriter (Walt Disney Company, Walter Lantz, MGM, UPA, Larry Harmon Pictures, Cambria Productions, DePatie-Freleng Enterprises) and comics writer, dies at age 86.
- March 8: Jan Kraan, Dutch illustrator, animator and comics artist, dies at age 87. 
- April 1: Jim Jordan, American voice actor (voice of Orville in The Rescuers), dies at age 91.
- April 15: Kenneth Williams, British comedian and actor (the narrator and other voices in Willo the Wisp), dies at age 62 from an overdose of barbiturates.
- April 25: Lanny Ross, American singer and actor (voice of in Gulliver's Travels), dies at age 82.
- May 18: Daws Butler, American voice actor (voice of the City Wolf in Tex Avery's Little Rural Riding Hood, Mysto the Magician in Avery's Magical Maestro, Spike the Bulldog in Tom & Jerry, Chilly Willy in Walter Lantz's cartoons, Nasty Canasta in Barbary Coast Bunny, Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Snagglepuss, Hokey Wolf, Elroy Jetson in The Jetsons, Wally Gator, Quick Draw McGraw, Loopy De Loop), dies at age 71.
- May 19: Lloyd Vaughan, American animator (Warner Bros. Cartoons, DePatie-Freleng, Hanna-Barbera, Chuck Jones, Heavy Traffic, Garfield), dies at age 79.
- June 22: Dennis Day, American actor, comedian and singer (narrator of the Johnny Appleseed segment in Melody Time), dies at age 72.
- July 25: Judith Barsi, American voice actress (voice of Anne-Marie in All Dogs Go to Heaven), is murdered by her father at age 10.
- July 31: Phil Monroe, American animator and director (Warner Bros. Cartoons, UPA, DePatie-Freleng, MGM, Chuck Jones), dies at age 71.
- August 1: Red Coffey, American comedian and voice actor (voice of Quacker in Tom & Jerry), dies at age 65.
- August 7: Wilfred Jackson, American animator, director, composer and arranger (Walt Disney Company), dies at age 82.
- August 8: Alan Napier, British actor (voice of Sir Pellinore in The Sword in the Stone, huntsman and reporter in Mary Poppins), dies at age 85.
- August 17: Jack Cutting, American animator and film director (Walt Disney Company), dies at age 80.
- September 7: Vivi Janiss, American actress (voice of Daisy Duck in several Donald Duck cartoons), dies at age 77.
- September 17: Roman Davydov, Russian animated film director (Adventures of Mowgli), passes away at age 75.
- September 20: Roy Kinnear, British actor (narrator of Bertha, voice of Pipkin in Watership Down, Texas Pete in SuperTed), dies at age 54 from a heart attack.
- October 4: Zlatko Grgić, Croatian animator and animation director (Professor Balthazar, The Devil's Work), dies at age 57.
- October 25: Eric Larson, American animator (Walt Disney Company), dies at age 83.
- October 30: T. Hee, American animator and animated film director (Warner Bros. Animation, Walt Disney Company, UPA, Terrytoons), dies at age 77.
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- IMDb title|0095327|Grave of the Fireflies|Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies
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- "Superstar: Todd Haynes's banned Karen Carpenter movie is visionary". The Guardian. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
- Wolff, Craig (July 26, 1988). "Mighty Mouse Flying High On Flowers?". The New York Times. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit at IMDb
- Alice at IMDb
- "Count Duckula". Retrieved May 29, 2020 – via www.imdb.com.
- "Denver, the Last Dinosaur".
- "Garfield and Friends".
- "The Smoggies".
- "VIZ: The Official Website for Oishinbo".
- "Charlie Chalk".
- "Moonwalker (1988) - Colin Chilvers, Jerry Kramer, Jim Blashfield, Will Vinton | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related".
- IMDb title|0095489|The Land Before Time
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- Lapidus, Adam I.; Moore, Rich (1993-04-15). "The Front". The Simpsons. Season 04. Episode 19. Fox.
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- Sinclair, Carla (1999 October 25). "That's Not All, Folks". The Industry Standard. Retrieved 27 March 2010.
- "Sharky & George".
- "The Hill Farm".
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- "Homer Brightman".
- "Jan Kraan". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
- "Jim Jordan".
- "Kenneth Williams".
- "Lanny Ross".
- "Daws Butler".
- "Lloyd Vaughan".
- "Dennis Day".
- "Local News in Brief: Bodies Identified as Child Actress, Mother". latimes.com. 1988-07-29. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
- "A Must-Read Interview with Forgotten Animation Legend Phil Monroe". 2012-06-08.
- "Red Coffey".
- IMDb name|id=0414144|name=Wilfred Jackson
- "Alan Napier, 'Batman's' butler, dies". Ukiah Daily Journal. Associated Press. 8 August 1988 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Jack Cutting".
- "Vivi Janiss".
- About Roman Davydov by Yevgeniy Migunov at Animator.ru (in Russian)
- "Roy Kinnear". IMDb. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
- "Zlatko Grgic".
- http://legends.disney.go.com/legends/detail?key=Eric+Larson Disney Legends
- "Immaginario Fiorentino Restaurant | Dinner with loved ones". Archived from the original on 2007-02-28. Retrieved 2007-02-28. Alberto's page (website of animator credits). Last accessed 22 February 2007.
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- "Kenzô Masaoka".